A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. Thank you, Sammi for this great challenge!
April is a Fickle Month
Spring! Oh, beautiful Spring! You are here at last!
Flora is coming to life
Birds are singing and squirrels are frolicking
This April day filled with sunshine and blue skies
Fools us into thinking warm days are here
“En avril ne te découvre pas d’un fil”
goes the French proverb
Which means, literally
In April, do not remove a thread (of clothing)
Much as we wish to divest ourselves
of our many layers
Replace woollen fabrics with cotton
Heavy coats with light sweaters
We should beware
“Le fond de l’air est frais”
Translated literally as
“The bottom of the air is cool”
What? That makes no sense!
But it does.
That initial warmth you feel
Has a bite to it that sneaks in
Reminding you, April is a fickle month